Convenience Store Stop Made NC Lottery Player an Instant Millionaire

In the NC Lottery, a Hot Dog Stop Made a Man Millionaire Overnight

A North Carolina man’s craving for a hot dog turned into a million-dollar winning! Franklin Bracey of Lincolnton stopped by Jerry’s One Stop on Friday night, seeking a satisfying meal. But a spur-of-the-moment decision to buy a $10 50X The Cash scratch-off ticket alongside his hot dog transformed his entire weekend.

According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, Bracey bought his lucky worth $1 million ticket from the Iron Station convenience store on N.C. 27 East. The odds of winning this top prize were a staggering 1 in 1.9 million, but luck was definitely on Bracey’s side.

Bracey exclaimed upon claiming his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh “It blew my mind,”. The North Carolina told Bracey scratched his ticket in his car, disbelief washing over him as he realized his incredible fortune. “No way,” he thought to himself. Bracey rushed home eager to share the news with his girlfriend. There he said to his girlfriend, “Baby, sit down,”.

Bracey has two options for prize collection (a $50,000 annual payout over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000). He opted for the lump sum, taking home $429,003 after taxes. NC lottery new millionaire Bracey said this winning is significant because “I’ve never won anything over $100 before,”. Bracey plans to invest in his windfall, securing his financial future. Four 50X Cash game prizes still hold top prizes waiting to be claimed by lucky North Carolina players.

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